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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Business and Enterprise Management

Learn the skills to start your own business or become a manager in an innovative organisation.


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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? NN12
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Reinforce your ideas with a solid grounding of business theory.
  • Gain real-world insights from enterprising leaders, innovators and experts.
  • Apply your skills on a paid placement year, or embark on the Placement Year Enterprise Scheme. Have the opportunity to work or study abroad – with the possibility of Erasmus funding available for European placements.

Release your inner entrepreneur with this creative course and make your mark in the world of business. Focus not only on theoretics and technical analysis, but also modern business acumen. You'll graduate with confidence and empowerment, ready to join a great company or go it alone.

Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

Student View

Watch student Nicholas Ward talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Asif Majid talk about this course.

You’ll work with real businesses, developing solutions while building your profile with hands-on experience and industry interaction. You’ll tailor your learning through specialist and elective modules – taught in state-of-the-art facilities by experts in the world of business and academia.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • in-class discussions and debates
  • field trips
  • group tasks
  • individual projects
  • digital learning platforms
  • case studies
  • presentations to peers and businesses
  • business plans
  • reflective journals
  • project reports
  • gamification

Course leaders and tutors

Mark Ellis
Mark Ellis
Principal Lecturer

Mark is a Principal Lecturer within the Department of Management at Sheffield Business School where he is the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise … Read more

Asif Majid
Asif Majid
Senior Lecturer – Strategic Management, Enterprise and Innovation

Asif joined Sheffield Business School in April 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Enterprise

Applied learning

Work placements

You’ll have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career, as well as useful industry contacts. Previous placement years have taken place at organisations such as 3M, BAE Systems, Hoya Lens UK, Microsoft, River Island and Asda

There’s also an opportunity to receive support in running your own business during this time. The Placement Year Enterprise Scheme allows you to receive a bursary from the University's Research and Innovation Office, alongside useful advice and facilities in the business centre. This support is also available for up to five years after you graduate.

Field trips

You’ll have the opportunity to attend field trips throughout your time on the course. Recent field trips include students running pop-up shops at Sheffield Maker’s Market in St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, and working with local secondary schools to deliver creative activity workshops to pupils.  

Networking opportunities

You’ll have plenty of networking opportunities throughout the course – with frequent guest speakers, a placement year and a close relationship with the local business community and our alumni. There’s also extensive extracurricular activity in this field, particularly from the highly active, student-run Enterprise Society.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • starting your own business
  • working in innovative companies and industries
  • management
  • teaching
  • consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Nicholas Associates as learning and development consultant
  • Hamptons International as sales negotiator
  • 'Slaaw' healthfoods outlets as founder and owner
  • Bayer Crop Science as purchaser
  • NOW Pensions as technical support consultant
  • Toyota
  • Marks & Spencer
  • NHS
  • Barclays Bank
  • BAE Systems
  • GlaxoSmithKline

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Customers And Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Data Analysis For Business Decisions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise In Action One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: People And Organisations In Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Perspectives In Enterprise And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Business Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise In Action Two - Learning By Doing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise Theory And Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Strategic Planning (Shaping The Future) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Business Law Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Essential It Skills For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Planning Your Own Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service And Retail Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consultancy Skills For Organisational Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Creative Problem Solving Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Critical And Contemporary Issues In Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise In Action Three - Making A Difference Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Implementing Strategy And Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business Operations And Project Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Marketing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Customer Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Fluency For Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leadership In Contemporary Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing For Success Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing The Digital Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sustainable And Responsible Business In The C21 - Contemporary Challenges Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Business, management and enterprise courses (PDF)

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